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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Women, Media and Politics in Lebanon
Lebanese women have made great strides in the private sector and are highly visible in the mainstream media as presenters and journalists. But in a country in which women make up about 53 percent of the population – more than 2 million women – their...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Be Beautiful and Vote
As Lebanon's election approaches, the country's roadsides and rooftops are awash with colour-coded billboards vying to attract voters with puns, catchphrases and even what some say are sexist ads.The campaign poster that has sparked the most...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Where are Our Women MPs?
Out of the 587 candidates running in the Lebanese parliamentary elections this year, only 12 are women. If half of the female candidates make it, which, judging by previous election results and current alliances, is highly unexpected, female...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Family History Counts for Women in Race to Parliament
In Lebanon’s June 7 parliamentary poll, women represent only two percent of the candidates, many of them with family names that have been appearing on ballots for generations. To read the full article, please visit IPS News.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Women Battle for Citizenship Rights
One can be born in Lebanon and live here all one's life, and still not be a Lebanese citizen. Lebanon is one of few remaining countries in the Middle East where a mother is unable to pass citizenship to her children. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Hasan urges bigger female role in public life
Caretaker Finance Minister Raya al-Hasan expressed her hope for national legislation on a quota for women’s representation in Parliament, the National News Agency reported Thursday. Hasan made her remarks at the opening session of the “Women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Women's rights groups welcome legislative amendments
Women’s rights groups have this week celebrated the approval of several legal amendments by the parliamentary committee on justice and the parliamentary budget committee that would bring the country closer to legal gender equality if passed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Women’s spring: Is Lebanon ready for a feminist political party?
BEIRUT: For all its virtues, Lebanese society continues to be heavily influenced by patriarchal culture, making it a daunting challenge for women to achieve political influence and power. Yet change may be in the offing. “We need to dare to think...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON
The number of Lebanese women elected to municipal offices more than doubled this year, increasing from the 201 elected in 2004 to 530 who were successful in this year’s polls. The increase was particularly noteworthy because it came without the help...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Arab Women Techies Meeting
A four-day workshop will host 30 female participants from all over the Arab World. The workshop will be a space where the participants feel comfortable to show off their technical skills through skill sharing sessions, where each participant can...
Friday, July 03, 2009
Prevention of Family Voting
This consolidated response includes descriptions of family and proxy voting and provides recommendations on how to eliminate family voting through holding trainings and public awareness campaigns, strengthening legislative frameworks, and...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Addressing Violence Against Women: Piloting and Programming
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes presentations from ten experts on gender-based violence and...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Poster from the "Use Your Voice" Campaign
This poster was used in a national media campaign aimed at promoting women's participation in the electoral process in Lebanon.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Electoral Processes in Selected Countries of the Middle East: A Case Study
The paper includes three brief case studies of the electoral processes in Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan. It attempts to assess how the electoral process in each of these countries was supportive, or not, of women’s participation. It also identifies the...

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